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SUNY Oneonta Move-In, Orientation, and Welcome Program Coordinator in Oneonta, New York

Move-In, Orientation, and Welcome Program Coordinator



Department:Residential Experience and Housing

Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Feb 5, 2024


Position ID:172387


Job Description:

Welcome to the heart of student life at the State University of New York at Oneonta - the Department of Residential Experience and Housing. Here, our commitment to fostering an inclusive living environment resonates with the core values of our vibrant community. Rooted in a dedication to student well-being, we create spaces that encourage connection, personal growth, and a profound sense of belonging.

Embrace the opportunity to be a driving force of the residential community asMove-In, Orientation, and Welcome Program Coordinator, a pivotal role within the Department of Residential Experience and Housing. The coordinator will provide leadership, programming, and support for the orientation program. This position will be responsible for the planning, development, and training of orientation leaders. The coordinator will organize the participation of offices across campus that are vital to the programming, assessment, advising, registration, housing, and transition of new students and their families. This position will plan for the upcoming orientation, move-in, and welcome cycle, communicate with participants both in writing and electronically, and work with the implementation committee to set up the agenda for the sessions. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Orientation, Move-In, and Welcome.

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Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the orientation, move-in, and welcome programs tailored for first-year students, transfer students, and their families during both summer and winter sessions.

  • Coordinate interactions among campus offices who participate on a regular basis with in-person and virtual orientation events.

  • Manage the events related to Orientation, Move-In and Welcome including overseeing all student Orientation Leaders.

  • Participate in the design, planning, development, and implementation of the orientation program for freshmen and transfer students.

  • Provide input and feedback for the development of orientation sessions and move-in programs.

  • Work collaboratively with offices and departments to create holistic educational sessions for each of the respective orientation programs.

  • Participate in and lead orientation sessions and move-in activities.

  • Assist, develop, and implement program assessment and evaluation plans for orientation programs, move-in, and the orientation leader programs.

  • Maintain records and statistics, retrieve, and compile statistical data, and prepare and submit reports and/or communications.

Salary: $47,261. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at


Requirements Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Two years of related experience, preferably in new student orientation, move-in or welcome in higher education.

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience of paraprofessional staff and volunteers.

  • Strong statistical and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities.

  • Experience leading collaborations and communications among multiple partners and stakeholders.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's Degree

  • Three years of related experience, preferably in new student orientation, move-in or welcome in higher education.

  • Two or more years of demonstrated supervisory experience of paraprofessional staff and volunteers.

  • Experience with and commitment to working with a diverse, multicultural population.

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The university is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the 20 Most Picturesque Small Towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The university's rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. "At SUNY Oneonta, we believe that diversity is an asset and a source of strength that energizes our collective growth and innovation." - President Alberto Cardelle.

Application Instructions:

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